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Since 1998 Simquip have been delivering fibreglass enclosures for simulators. As tempting as it may seem, the purchase of a real aircraft shell is fraught with many problems and costs. There are issues such as stripping out redundant wiring and general preparations for compatibility to a Simulator application. Our Fibreglass shells makes having a ready to fit out simulator easy and a lot cheaper than you would think.

The shell arrives complete and ready for action. Once it has been un crated and removed from its shipping pallet, you can commence of fitting out your simulator.

With more than 74 units delivered world wide, our enclosure has been an outstanding success and the basis of many simulators. Other cockpit/nose section kits often look like the bride of frankenstein with weird sharp angular lines, but our ready to roll shell comes as a beautiful, smooth nose section that looks just like Boeing intended. Because of its strength, resistance to dents and insulating properties, Fibreglass is by far the best material to construct a flightdeck shell from and is used by almost all simulator manufacturers. We offer some important options to fast track the completion of your simulator. The shell requires substantial space as it is a 1:1 representation of a real aircraft nose section.
The ready to fit out shell has advantages and dis-advantages as listed below;
ready to fit shell advantages
  • substantially reduced preparation time.
  • High Structural integrity.
  • zero shell assembly time.
  • Actual aircraft shape and size guaranteed.

ready to fit shell disadvantages
Shipping can be costly unless empty space is filled with other parts (then shipping cost of shell is offset by shipping extra parts for free).
Shell will require a large area with the same space required for an aircraft nose section.
2-4 persons needed to move shell.

Options include; RIBKIT Our RIBKIT replicates all of the vital ribs and internal hardpoints throughout the flightdeck. Once fitted, this makes installing liners, swinging panels and many other furnishings and fittings infinitely easier, not to mention the savings in time and installation costs.Essentially the ribkit allows you to navigate the fitting points of the flightdeck accurately.We also offer an optional ribkit installation service that removes approximately 48 man hours from construction. This option is highly recommended for constructors. The other benefit of the ribkit is that increases the rigidity of the flightdeck immensely.
WINDOW KIT Once installed the windowkit adds surprising ambience to the shell as well as helping to contain any environmental enhancements including airconditioning and audio. The windowkit consists of all window panes that are simply bolted to the cockpit shell these panes comprise of custom cut 6mm(1/4") acrylic sheet secured with countersunk bolts for a flush finish. The windowkit includes everything needed to install the windows, including; counter sunk bolts and nylocs, adhesive foam sealing, drill and countersink tool. If you want the shell delivered with windows installed there are options to have the windows cut out and to have the windows fitted before it leaves our factory. Please note that the windowkit does not include the DV windows. These can be purchased separately.
You have 3 choices here; gloss white, gloss black, matt black or polished silver.Except for the matt black and polished silver, these are no-cost options to suit your application. Matt black is highly recommended for constructors intending to install a visual system.Gloss white is surprisingly the most easy colour to maintain and keep clean. Polished silver makes the external shell look stunning and is recommended if the exterior of your simulator is to be put on display.

This option allows you to access the rear of the MIP and rudder pedals assembly. For anybody who has worked in the fully furnished, cramped confines of the 737 flightdeck will understand that it is almost impossible to access anything between the MIP and forward bulkhead. This optional access door makes everything very easy. This door includes a gas strut to keep the door in an opened position while you work.

The rear bulk head option essentially closes off the open rear of the flightdeck and includes a security door. One installed, the flightdeck will be isolated from outside ambient noises and temperature making for a much more realistic and controllable environment. The secondary function of the rear bulkhead is to provide great lateral stability to the shell as it acts like the actual aircraft structural rib.

  • Strong glass fibre composite
  • 100% dimensionally correct
  • gloss white,black or matt black finish
  • Can be used for all models Motion compatible
  • Very transportable
  • Ready to fit out
  • very low cost solution
  • Options
  • Aluminium internal frame
  • Instrument panel frame
  • CPT mounting base
  • Window kit
  • Matt black finish
  • Compatibility
  • B707-all models B727-all models B737-all models ncluding the 737 Max
  • FTD Full motion simulator.

To produce a shell of any colour takes 12 days. To manufacture and install a ribkit takes 3 weeks. To supply a ribkit un-installed takes 2 weeks.If you need the option of a segmented shell please add 2 days to the standard delivery time.

Contact us prior to ordering for a delivery quote to your location.

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